California Lemon Pound Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
Lemon desserts are a favorite of one of my kids and myself so we like trying different recipes. This cake turned out good. I would like to add poppy seeds to it as others have said.
This cake turned out really well. It had a wonderful texture typical of pound cale, and the taste was excellent. I have sometimes just used vanilla when I did not have lemon extract on hand and of course it was not as lemony but still had an excellent taste. Be sure to great the pan well!
Turned out quite nice. The icing gave it a bit of sweetness. I will make this one again.
This recipe was a huge success. I tasted the batter prior to adding the milk and felt it was lacking that lemony flavor that I was looking for. Therefore, I followed some other recommendations and instead of a full cup of milk, I used 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice and 1/2 cup of milk. I also added 1/4 cup of poppy seeds just for the heck of it. This cake was moist and delicious. The perfect lemon flavor. I would HIGHLY recommend, however, that you grease AND flour the pan. I just greased it per the directions and, unfortunately, it stuck to the bottom. I will also wrap foil around the bottom, because the part that stuck seemed a little too brown. I don't see how the cake turned out dry for other reviewers. With 2 sticks of butter, 1/2 shortening and 5 eggs, that seems darn near impossible. This will definitely make it to my recipe book. :)
This lemon bunt cake was the bomb. Everyone absolutely loved it. So moist. The only change I made was subbing the shortening for butter flavor Crisco.
Lovely recipe will try to get it made at home or get it from a nice store.thanks
Someone suggested using lemon oil. That is extremely strong. I wouldn't use it and I've been baking for well over 60 years. It doesn't make me an expert but I wouldn't suggest using lemon oil. It already has 1 tablespoon of lemon extract plus lemon zest. If you want more lemon then make a simple glaze with confectioners sugar and lemon juice.
Very Good. A great way to use fresh lemons from my lemon tree. The cake had lots of flavor and very moist. I will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I make this pound cake for Easter. Unfortunately it was just too dry.